Member groups

AIA engages the interests and deepens the knowledge of its diverse members through curated membership organizations. The groups deliver tailored online tools, access to forums and other significant resources. They elevate your practice field and help advocate for architecture. Find your group and expand the value of your AIA membership.

Center for Civic Leadership

The Center for Civic Leadership encourages architects to develop the skills necessary to become community leaders and advocates for the successful practice of architecture. The group also advances leadership as a core value for the AIA. Involvement in civic organizations gives architects an important voice in promoting tomorrow's livable, healthy, sustainable and quality-designed environments.

College of Fellows

The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.

Global Practice Committee

The Global Practice Committee promotes excellence in the practice of architecture across the globe. It is a resource for information about international markets, practice and design and it fosters relationships with architects abroad. International policy and trade experts advise AIA to help members navigate issues that arise in international practices.

MasterSpec Review Committees

Commitment to Quality: The Experts Behind MasterSpec's Peer Review Process

The MasterSpec review committees perform an important service for AIA by providing the peer review of new MasterSpec sections and sections scheduled for major update. We appreciate the efforts of the current committee.

The review committee process ensures impartial reviews by a variety of disciplines and by representative MasterSpec licensed users. Committee members are appointed by AIA and volunteer their time in support of MasterSpec.

The MARC, mMERC, eMERC, and mLARC committees are each comprised of at least six members. The review committee members are selected from experienced MasterSpec users, from a variety of geographic areas, firm size, and type of practice. Members are also representative of the diverse membership of AIA and the architecture and engineering industries.

If you are interested in serving on a MasterSpec review committee, please contact us.

National Associates Committee

The National Associates Committee is dedicated to representing and advocating for AIA’s associate members in AIA’s national, regional, state and local chapters. Associate members automatically become part of the AIA KnowledgeNet community.

Resilience Network

The Resilience Network is a forum for knowledge sharing and networking on topics related to hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, and community resilience.

Risk Management Committee

The Risk Management Committee actively monitors risk management developments in the construction industry, with particular emphasis on issues impacting design professionals. In coordination with AIA national staff, the committee develops educational materials and other resources to help members better control and manage the risks associated with the practice of architecture.

Small Firm Exchange

The Small Firm Exchange seeks to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. The group advocates for them within the AIA and outside organizations, promotes leadership development and supports chapter roundtables and other small firm networks.

Young Architects Forum

The Young Architects Forum addresses issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects, providing resources on leadership, mentorship and fellowship useful to those launching their careers.

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